The Gotland Museum

Children dressed-up in old-fashioned clothes.

Norrby's rural museum

Norrbys is the only rural museum on Gotland which is also a cultural reserve.

Within the gates at Norrbys, time stands still. No stress to disturb peace of mind.

In summertime you can visit a well-preserved farm environment from the 1930s-‘40s with hens, sheep, pigs and rabbits. This is the home of Gotland’s oldest watermill, which is still operated every May when the water level in the pond is high. The waymarked nature and culture trail is open all year round.

Children love Norrbys! They can dress up in old-fashioned clothes, adopt a suitable name, do the laundry in a tub of hot water, card fleece, study insects with a magnifying glass and see farm animals at close quarters.

A girl in old-fashioned clothes is feeding a pig.

Guided tours

We conduct guided tours daily at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. during opening hours.

The tour takes about 45 minutes and is included in the admission fee.

The guide will talk about the cultural reserve and the three siblings – Edvin, Martha and Erik – who were born on the farm and and spent their whole life there.

Book off-season private tours

Contact us for an off-season private tour. We can also arrange coffee and home-made cakes in connection with your tour.

Tour 130 SEK/person, minimum 1 900 kr
Tour, coffee, buns and cakes  175 kr/person, minimum 2 625 kr

Nature & culture trail

The three-year project to make the nature and culture trail at Norrbys more accessible was completed in 2015. The work was funded by the County Administrative Board: Länsstyrelsens Lokala naturvårdssatsning (LONA).

Within the project, vegetation was cleared from the trails. Information boards and a folder were also produced, increasing accessibility even when there are no staff available.

Norrby's seen from the outside.

Admission and Opening Hours

Opening hours

23 June–14 August: open daily 11–17

The cultural reserve with a waymarked nature and culture trail is open to visitors for self-guided visits all year round.

Admission

Adults 60 SEK
Children under 19 years Free
Members Free

Pay at the café, in the former granary to the left of the farmhouse.

Where to find us

Norrbys is in Väte parish, about 25 km south of Visby.

By Car

Drive along road 142, turn left at the sign ‘Kulturreservat Norrbys’. At a bend in the road you will see the entrance in front of you.

Parking

There is a carpark to the right of the entrance.

By bus

Catch the no. 12 bus  running from Visby to Hemse. Get off at Väte Parish Church.
Norrbys is about 200 metres from the bus stop.

Coordinates

57 271582 N, 18 221552 E